Hi Tom and all,
I build my house about 20 years ago.
Electricians did not use ground rods.
The outside ground (or rod replacement ) is only a large burried loop of
wire, both ends connected together serve as a classic ground connection.
The whole system has been agreed by the control institution.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Gene Smar" <email@example.com>; "David J Windisch"
Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Power ground
> > Thin radial wires on the surface of the earth serve no
> useful prupose
> > regarding electrical safety of the service entrance. We
> hams use radials to
> > improve the coupling (capacitive) between the earth/dirt
> and our vertical
> > antenna current return path(s) at 1.8 + MHz. These thin
> wires will do
> > nothing to shunt to ground several hundred or more Amps of
> 60 Hz fault
> > current from the utility.
> Neither does a ground rod. It takes a massive buried wire
> system or a large array of deep rods to even handle minor
> fault currents from the power line.
> What people need to protect themselves and their property is
> a common connection point for EVERY conductor entering the
> building, so everything comes up together without a path
> through the building.
> 73 Tom
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